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The popularity of orchids has increased tremendously in recent years. Fresh cut stems of spray orchids are being produced by the hundreds of thousands in places like Hawaii and Thailand. Orchid plants are regularly featured in the interior layouts of shelter magazines, and more and more flower shops are carrying them on a regular basis.
Sending a bunch of flowers is lovely way to celebrate Valentine's Day with your special guy or gal. However, there are a few things to remember when you are choosing the perfect blooms.
Sending flowers is the traditional way to show your condolences during a time of grief. However, when dealing with sympathy flowers, many questions tend to arise. Here are some etiquette rules to help you determine where to send sympathy flowers.
Roses are a staple in the floral industry. They are a highly coveted flower on Valentine's Day, and year round. Roses are one of the most popular flowers in the world, and for good reason. They come in almost all colours, and many different shapes and sizes. Keep reading to learn more about these beauties!
Christmas is only five days away! Do you have someone left on your shopping list? There's no need to panic... Whether it's your grandpa, grandma, aunt or brother, your local florist has a large selection of last minute gifts that can be delivered right to their door!
A beautiful blossoming shrub, the hydrangea has become known for its clusters of colourful flowers. The hydrangea comes in many different varieties, shapes, and sizes with the Hortensia variety being the most commonly found in bouquets and arrangements.
A gracious host deserves a beautiful gift. Check out our top three picks for hostess gifts this season!
Are you looking for the perfect words to go with your gift? Whether you are celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, an anniversary or New Year's, keep reading to find inspirational card messages for all occasions this month!
"May happiness and joy fill your heart this Christmas."
"Have a magical holiday season!"
"All I want for Christmas is you. Thanks for being my lifelong companion."
"Wishing you a very merry Christmas. Sending my love!"
"Merry Christmas. May God bless you and your family."
Summer, sun, and Santa, what better reasons to send flowers this month? If those reasons aren't enough, we have a few more that will make you want to run out to your florist today! Check out our 5 reasons to send flowers in December, and spread a little holiday cheer!
Do you have a reason to celebrate this summer?
Make birthdays and anniversaries extra special this season with bold summer bouquets.
Many people tend to forget the power that flowers have. Flowers are proven to enhance moods, elicit feelings of happiness, and improve overall contentment.
Not only do these four designs bring the warm colors of summer to life, but they also serve as a way for us to communicate our love and appreciation.
Choose your favorite summer bouquet and give someone the gift
Christmas is just around the corner. Now is the time to begin your decorating. Flowers and other florals make great additions to any holiday decor. Why not check out these three ways to add some additional holiday cheer to your home?
Flowers play an important role through many relationship milestones. Whether it's saying I love you for the first time, apologizing, celebrating a ten year anniversary or the wedding day, flowers remain the top choice to communicate our deep feelings.
The power of flowers though is not reserved for special occasions.
Many people have learned that flowers can be used to heal wounds, strengthen admiration, improve moods and much more. Here are seven reasons to send your love flowers and
The calla lily is a unique flower that is used for many types of arrangements and occasions. They are most commonly found in white, but come in other colours, each with its own special meaning. Learn more about this beautiful flower, also known as the arum lily, trumpet lily, and many other names!
Are you looking for a way to freshen up your home without using chemicals or harsh products?
Even some air fresheners that claim to be organic still harm the environment.
More and more people are choosing to use fresh flowers to give their home a sweet and natural scent.
Not only will fresh flowers produce a wonderful fragrance, but they will purify the air and be a beautiful addition to your home!
Here are some of the best smelling flowers for your home.
As spring comes to a close, we get to look forward to the beauty it leaves behind, as well as the beauty that comes with summer. Some of the most beautiful flowers for weddings exist in the summer months. Here is our Wedding Floral Forecast for this summer!
The sad but true truth is that once flowers are cut they are in the process of dying. While you can't bring them back to life, there are several things you can do to preserve your beautiful flowers.
Check out these five tips to keeping your flowers fresh for as long as possible.
1. Use Flower Food
Flower food packets will almost always come with flower arrangements you purchase from your local florist. "A floral preservative is a complex mixture of sucrose (sugar); acidifier, an inhibitor
Sometimes we need a little pick-me-up, some inspiration or encouragement. This month, we wanted to feature card messages that do just that.
Flowers are proven to have positive long-term effect on moods. Flowers trigger happy emotions and actually improve mental health. Take a look at these five reasons to send flowers in November. Don't miss out on the chance to make someone smile this month!
The anemone, also known as the windflower, is a staple for many florists. They have quickly become a favorite of brides, and make a lovely addition to any bouquet. Keep reading to learn a little more about the origin and meaning of these delicate blossoms!
Australia is so large in size, it should be no surprise that there is a greatly varied climate across the continent. This allows for unique plant life with many species only being natively found in Australia. The following flowers are native to Australia with few, if any, species being found naturally outside of Australia.
Grandparents Day is right around the corner! Use these five tips to make the holiday extra special and filled with love.
1) Surprise Them With Flowers From the Heart
Being away from family is hard, especially during the holidays. Taking an extended trip across the country to visit isn't always possible, but sending your love is!
Flowers are always one of the most popular gifts during the holidays. Beautiful blooms have a way of expressing our feelings when we are at a loss for words. Choose
Do you consider yourself a flower expert? Test your knowledge and see how many flowers you can correctly identity!
There are 12 pictures of flowers. Write down your answer and then check your work in the answer bank below! Can you get all 12 right?
Comment below and tell us how you did! SHARE your results on Facebook and challenge your friends.
The feeling of loss after someone passes away can be enormous. Many of us seek a way to console our friends, even when words fail us. Sympathy flowers have the ability to do this in a very special way Some may wonder which flowers are appropriate, or even what colors. Here are a few helpful tips to help navigate a difficult time.
Are you looking to send flowers for Grandparents Day or Teacher's Day this month? Take a look at some of our card message examples and include your own heartwarming message with your gift!
Teacher's Day - October 28th
"Your inspiring words and kind heart has made a difference in my life. Thanks for making me what I am today."
"Thank you for always being patient with me. You have been a great teacher!"
"Being a teacher is the highest privilege but having a teacher is the biggest blessing. Happy
Do you like sending flowers? Or do you always need a reason? Don't worry, in both cases, we've got you covered! There are some great reasons to send flowers this October. What are you waiting for? Head to you local florist and order some fresh flowers today!
The land is coming alive as we welcome in a new season. The beautiful blooms of spring are unlike any other and capture our hearts with their breathtaking colors.
Bring the outdoors in with a fresh flower arrangement from your local florist! The sweet aroma will uplift your spirits and keep a smile on your face.
Here are four of our favourite spring arrangements. Choose your favourite and celebrate the beginning of spring!
The inaugural Australian Flowers Week came to a close this past Sunday, and we are glad to say it was a success! This week was supported by many of the largest flower festivals in Australia, including Floriade, the Toowoomba Canival of Flowers and the Wild about Waratahs Festival, among others. It was also strongly embraced on the local level by flower farmers and florists.
Nothing completes the look of a wedding quite like flowers. They pull together the wedding theme, color scheme and create an ambiance unlike any other decor items. In the rush of wedding planning, don't overlook the importance of flowers. Here are five common wedding flower mistakes to avoid.
1. Not Budgeting for Flowers
Many brides neglect budgeting for flowers because they have no idea how much it is going to cost them. Instead of leaving it a mystery and avoiding writing down a number,
Orchids are one of the largest and most diverse species of plants. These beauties are grown for hobby, used as cut flowers and admired by many. Keep reading to learn some great facts about orchids that may not be well known.
Take a trip back in time to learn about the history and origins of the protea. This flower is rich in meaning and can only be found in certain parts of the world.
Origins and Symbolism
The protea flower is native to the southern hemisphere, particularly South Africa and Australia. This mysterious and beautiful flower was named by Carl Linnaeus, the father of taxonomy.
He named the flower after Proteus, a Greek god who could change his form and apperance at will. The name is appropriate
In Bloom: Spring Wedding Flowers
Wedding planning can be incredibly stressful. From finding the perfect dress to the location, those planning a wedding have their hands full. Spring makes for a great time to get married because the world is coming back to life after winter. Nature often adds a beautiful backdrop as a bonus to couples who decide to marry in the season. Another added bonus is the gorgeous flowers in bloom that are available. Using seasonal flowers helps you lower your costs.
Planning a proposal is an exciting time but it can also be very nerve-racking. You want to make sure that everything is perfect from the location to the decorations because this is the moment that you and your significant other will remember forever!
If you have trouble finding the words to say what you really feel, look at these card messages for birthday, anniversary, and just because to give you some inspiration.
P.S. We won't tell if you just decide to use these!
Everyone wants to know that they are special and loved. In the good times and the bad, flowers have a magical way of lifting spirits and bringing smiles to faces. You could make someone's day by simply sending a flower arrangement. Here are five opportunities you have to send flowers this month. Ordering a fresh flower arrangement only takes five minutes, and it could totally transform someone's week!
Fathers are very special people in most of our lives. They are not always related by blood, but have a significant impact nonetheless. Father's Day is a special day to reach out to the men in your life who have helped shape you into the person you have become. Show them how much you appreciate them with a different kind of present. (Yes, we're talking about flowers!)
Every day teachers are making a difference and inspiring young people to be the best they can be. To recognize and say thank you for the contributions teachers make in our classrooms and communities, UNESCO established the first World Teachers' Day in 1997.
Today, the holiday is celebrated in more than 100 countries around the world every year. It represents a significant token of the awareness, understanding and appreciation displayed for the contribution that teachers make to education.
Many people are familiar with the iris but don't know the rich history and symbolism behind the bloom.
The unique shape and soothing fragrance of this flower has been sought after for centuries.
Keep reading to learn more about this popular flower!
The weather is warming, and soon the tulips will begin to bloom. These sleeping beauties come in many different shapes and colours. Itâs no wonder they are a favourite! While it is too late to plant your own tulips for this year, you may still be able to enjoy them at the many gardens around Australia. Here are a few facts to think about as you admire these great flowers.
All throughout history in poems, historical texts, paintings, and even Greek mythology we see flowers being admired by humans...
Why have we always been infatuated with flowers?
Keep reading for some theories and reasons that try to explain why people love receiving flowers!
Beautiful blooms, warmer temperatures, and new adventures! Spring brings each of these. Spring also means the start of Australia's spring flower festivals. These festivals give everyone a chance to get out and explore nature and the flowers that are waking from their winter sleep.
Australian Flowers Week is an annual celebration of the beauty and diversity of Australia's fantastic fresh flower and foliage industry.
It recognises the value of flowers to Australian's lives by hosting a number of events and activities that focus on flowers.
The fun begins on September 17th! Keep reading to see how you can get involved!
Flowers make large events like weddings, anniversaries and baby showers truly magical!
Before you sign a contract or come to an agreement with a florist make sure to ask these important questions.
With this list in hand your florist will have a better understanding of what you want the event to look like and you will know what to expect!
Do you suffer from writer's block when attempting to express feelings in written form?
Don't worry, we all do! It can be tough to say exactly what you mean.
Sending flowers is a great gift from the heart! Having that special card message is the icing on the cake.
Here are some card message ideas for just about every occasion this month to inspire you!
Make your present extra meaningful with a thoughtful card message!
There are always reasons to celebrate the special people in our lives. This month, don't miss out on your chance to send flowers and show your love! For any special occasion, you don't have to think twice about sending flowers!
Plants and flowers in the office have been shown to increase morale and productivity. Plus it's nice to have a touch of the outdoors to look at when you spend the majority of your day at a desk. Here are 3 plants that can stand up the the office environment, and bring some enjoyment to your day!
Have you wondered how your florist designs the perfect arrangement? They bring us roses without thorns and bridal bouquets of magnificent proportion. This is all thanks in part to a special set of tools that allows the florist to create these masterpieces.
Know that you are getting the best value for your money by always shopping at a local florist. Don't decrease the value of your order by using a middleman. There are large online relay services that will take your order and then send it to a local florist. The relay service will keep a large profit for themselves, some even up to 50 percent. Not only does the florist get a small cut of the profit but the value of your arrangement decreases.
With winter chill setting in, let your card messages warm somebody's heart! Here are a few ideas to keep your messages feeling as warm as the sun!
It is so sad when a beautiful flower arrangement starts to wilt. Slow down this process and keep your flowers looking fresh longer with these expert flower care tips. There are many simple things you can do to enjoy your flowers for as long as possible. Try out these handy tips from our florists and see if your flowers last longer.
With winter really setting in, we wanted to share with you 5 beautiful arrangements that will keep your home feeling warm and inviting.
The Kangaroo Paw may not be exactly what you'd expect to find in your flower arrangement, but this unique bloom can add a truly spectacular look to your bouquets. Find out more about this unusual flower and where it gets its name.
Every month brings a new opportunity to send flowers. Share happiness with your loved ones by surprising them with a bouquet of lilies just because, or if a friend is going through a tough time, send a thoughtful sympathy arrangement. Whatever the occasion is you don't have to think twice about sending flowers!
Are you feeling stressed, anxious, or worried? Our fast-paced lifestyle is taking its toll on our emotional health causing high levels of stress and anxiety. If you or someone you know is going through a tough season of life, consider sending them flowers to boost their mood! Science has proven that nature provides us with a simple way to improve mental health. According to research conducted at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey in the United States, the presence of flowers triggers
The internet has forever changed the floral industry. To compete and remain profitable, florists must embrace new ways of doing business. Competition is no longer just the other shop or mass marketer down the street, it is hundreds of other floral establishments competing with you online. Online order gatherers have cut deeply into florist margins. Flower Shop Network Australia saw these challenges and took action. We realize that florists need:
Shopping locally is a growing movement. The movement includes everything from shopping at local businesses to eating locally grown produce. As a consumer, we must consider why we would rather invest our time and money into a local business than a large corporation.
Flowers are the perfect way to express sympathy to those that have lost a loved one. Knowing what etiquette to follow though can be tough. Here are some answers to frequently asked funeral flower etiquette questions.
Did you know that the amount of roses you send to your loved one means different things? The specific number you send holds great significance! Take a look at our quick guide we have put together to help find the perfect amount of roses to send.
We all love receiving flowers, but when is the last time you thought about sending some? A special occasion isn't necessary to give a gift. Here are five great reasons to send flowers just because!
A thoughtful card message is the perfect compliment to any flower arrangement. It can be difficult though to express exactly what you are feeling. Take a look at some of these card message suggestions to get you started.
Let's start the winter off by learning about the fourth most popular flower in the world, lilies. Lilies are popular for their large trumpet-shaped petals and strong scent. This flower comes in a variety of different shapes, sizes and colors. With over 100 genuses in the Liliaceae family there is much to learn!
Being stuck in a hospital is almost never a pleasant experience. In fact, a hospital stay can often leave the patient in a funk and lonely. But, you can help turn their blues into joy by sending them flowers.
Sending flowers to the hospital can lift the spirits of the patient in more ways than one. These flowers add a bit of cheeriness to their hospital room, shows the patient someone cares for them and is thinking about them as well as contributes to their